SCCM 2007 VS SCCM 2012 SP1

There has been a lot of posts on what is new in SCCM 2012 . In this Post I will try to Divide the Diffrence in the two versions from the Design and Implementation point of view and from Administration point of View :

From Design and Implementation Point of View :

1. Simplification in Terms of Hierarchy : Let me explain this . In SCCM 2007 if we wanted to manage a group of 300 users over a avaregae link we would have used a Secondary Point but in SCCM 2012 We would use a Distribution point rather than going for Secondary site . This is because Microsoft has added features like Throttling and Scheduling in the Distribution Points in SCCM 2012.

2. Role Based Access Control : In SCCM 2012 Many a times the reason for using additional Primary site was to saggrigate set of duties like x set of admins should have access of deploying packages only , certain set of users should manage Desktops only and not servers. To achieve this in SCCM 2007 was tough and in some cases impossible . But now with SCCM 2012 RBAc you can manage all this very easily .

3. Less USe of CAS : You will find that you will hardly need a CAS unless your user base is very high
4. Active Directory Forest Discovery : This is a new feature that is available with SCCM 2012 Only . This can be used to manage Multiple forests Environment.

FROM Admin Point of View :

1. User Centric : SCCM 2012 is user centric . I will make this easy to understand . Let us say that you have users in your company who use a Laptop, Desktop , Ipad , A Windows based phone at the same time . Let us say that you want a software to be available on all these devices for these users so in SCCM 2012 you will distribute this software to this user rather than distributing it to his 4 systems in SCCM 2007.

2. Application Catalog at User End : Now users in SCCM 2012 will have access to a small website from which they can use which software they want on their machine ( provided Admin has given them the access to have this software).

3. There is no reprting point in SCCM 2012 as it was there in SCCM 2007 . We have only SSRS in SCCM 2012.

Published by Abheek Dutta

A perennial thrill-seeker with an avid interest in transforming and improving lives around the globe through the wonderful gift of technology, I am the Senior Vice President of Henson Group . My specialties include Leadership, problem-solving, and putting cutting-edge technology (Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning) in the hands of corporates, startups, and professionals. I have been obsessed with the idea of using technology to solve real-world problems. Having previously worked with global software giants like TCS and IBM, I now usually sit at my office at the World Trade Center, New York and Chandigarh , India. Among my greatest achievements, increasing the revenue of Henson Group by ten-folds in the past two years, remains my favorite along with the fact that Henson Group’s India center has now become ‘a center of excellence’ with its entire technical team being Microsoft certified. On the delivery side, I helped Henson Group attain the prestigious “ Azure Expert MSP Certification “ with Microsoft . Hailing from Jammu, my team has grown from five to 150 employees and associates in just two years. Even during COVID-19 era, our growth has soared while helping corporates, industries and startups to tide over many hurdles and challenges. Henson Group is recently featured at rank 132 in the Inc. 5000 Rating. Skillsets: Cloud Services, Managed Services Provider (MSP), Computers & Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Project management, Leadership , Cyber Security Mr. Dutta manages and monitors the performance of consultants and partners on engagements, communicating with the account executive, project teams, and customers. Works in close collaboration with the Microsoft project manager, providing hands-on project management expertise as required. Mr. Dutta provides direct oversight over the MSP Client Operations team responsible for managing MSP relationships with existing MSP clients and day to day operations of these accounts. Mr. Dutta oversees the Centralized Delivery Team that is responsible for high volume cloud migrations and MSP delivery to current clients. Team consists of over 120+ engineers and project managers.

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